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Feb 21, 2021

Digital Manufacturing Advice: Digital Manufacturing 4.0

Digital Manufacturing Advice: Digital Manufacturing 4.0. Easy Access to Digital Manufacturing for small engineering businesses, CAD contractors & Freelancers

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Feb 21, 2021

Manufacturing Industry Advantages and its Importance

Technology and innovation go hand in hand. If there is no technological backing it will be really difficult for new innovations to take place in this highly

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Sep 07, 2020

3D Printing Industrial Examples

3D Printing Industrial Examples: A strictly industry-based look at how this inspirational technology is being exploited for better products

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Aug 29, 2020

Value Analysis and Value Engineering (VA/VE): Definitions and Benefits

Value Engineering is concerned with new products, whilst Value Analysis involves existing products. Both include reducing costs, improving function or both.

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Aug 27, 2020

Virtual and Augmented Reality: Making the factory of the future real

Virtual and Augmented Reality: Revolutionising complex product development and making the factory of the future a reality for today’s manufacturers

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Jan 02, 2020

CAD Illustrations Benefits: Tech Docs, Marketing, Maintenance, Manuals

CAD Illustrations: 3DCAD is most effective when integrated with the whole product development process, assisting key stages including marketing & maintenance

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Jan 02, 2020

Engineering Negotiation and Persuasion: inc. Making Proposals

Engineering Negotiation and Persuasion: Managers need to negotiate and persuade others. Engineer may do this with suppliers or to acquire funds or resources.

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Jan 02, 2020

Kanban

Kanban: Parts are supplied to a workstation only when needed. It involves signalling to the previous workstation, the supply of parts needs replenishing

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Nov 23, 2019

Funding Your Manufacturing Business: Getting the Finance you Need

Funding Your Manufacturing Business: Alternative Funding Options for your Small Manufacturing Business. How and where to get the crucial funding your business needs.

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Apr 09, 2019

Product Development Business Strategy: Business Needs and Analysis

Product Development Business Strategy: Before starting your product development journey any project must be aligned to company objectives & contribute to aims

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Mar 03, 2019

Skills Shortage Answers - The Obvious Solutions

Skills Shortage Answers: Technical Recruitments Agencies, Targeted Advertising, Improved Pay and Understanding What Skills are in Demand

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Mar 03, 2019

Solving Skills Gaps

Solving Skills Gaps: Critical Skills Shortages – The Problem and Potential Solutions for You

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Mar 03, 2019

Lean Manufacturing 5 Whys Problem Solving

Lean Manufacturing 5 Whys is a problem solving technique aimed at finding the root cause of an issue. Pioneered by Toyota, 5 Whys is a very simple method, yet it can be highly effective.

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Feb 15, 2019

Accelerated Ambitions: Employability, Coaching, Skills, Localism

Accelerated Ambitions: A Comprehensive Plan for Boosting Productivity through Employability, Qualifications & Skills, Matching Local Jobs to Talent, plus world class Coaching and Developing a Exceptional Work Ethic

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Feb 15, 2019

Emphasising Employability: Self Motivation and Work Ethic

Emphasising Employability: Self Motivation and Work Ethic. Developing the traits Employers Love

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Feb 15, 2019

Localism Agenda: Matching Skills Suppliers With Local Employers

Localism Agenda: Matching Regional Suppliers of Top Technical Talent with the Skills Shortage Needs of Local Businesses

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Feb 15, 2019

High Quality Coaching: Developing Confidence and Ambition by Mentoring

High Quality Coaching:High Quality Coaching: Developing Confidence and Ambition through Mentoring

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Feb 11, 2019

Engineering Interview Tips: Time to Prove Are You Exceptional

Engineering Interview Tips: All your work so far is really aimed at one thing-getting you to interview. Having put so much effort into your preparation, you’ll want to perform at your best-Here’s how…

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Jan 17, 2019

Visibility Lean Manufacturing

Visibility Lean Manufacturing: This is the preferred management style. Managers and other employees are encouraged to get out and about on the shop floor or wherever the work takes place

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Jan 17, 2019

Six Sigma

Six Sigma is a methodology that focusses on process improvement as a means to improve quality, through defect reduction. Pioneered by Motorola, Six Sigma is used widely in manufactung.

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Jan 17, 2019

Costing Considerations and Cost Reductions

Costing Considerations are an important part of product development. Getting them right is quite simply the difference between market success and failure. We take a look at the key considerations.

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Jan 17, 2019

Costing Design Ideas Inc. Suppliers and Manufacturing Processes

Costing Design ideas: Practice estimating the cost of manufactured components by costing ideas early. If you have an internal buyer, tap into and spread their knowledge. If not, use regular suppliers

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Jan 07, 2019

Managing Research and Development: Practical Tips for Managing R&D

Managing Research and Development: Here you will find some practical R&D considerations, tips and hints, regarding practical implementation and the relevance to small manufacturers.

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Dec 29, 2018

3D Printing Materials: Selecting the Right Option for Great Components

3D Printing Materials: Selecting the Right Option for Great Components. Fully Understand the range of options available from polymers to metals

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Dec 29, 2018

3D Printing Jigs, Fixtures, Gauges and Manufacturing Tools

3D Printing Jigs, Fixtures, Gauges and Manufacturing Tools. How Production-based SMEs can justify and use 3D Printers

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Dec 01, 2018

Meet the Director Manufacturing

Meet the Director Manufacturing Specialist Mark Lynch, Advice Manufacturing Founder. See my experiences across industry sectors and professional credentials, which underpin our thinking and principles

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Oct 16, 2018

Supplier Selection and Evaluation: Supply Chains and SMEs

Supplier Selection and Evaluation: Supply Chains and SMEs. Supply Chain Management, Analysis and Approval

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Sep 26, 2018

MSc or MBA: Choosing the More Appropriate Qualification for You

MSc or MBA: There are a number of distinct personal and business advantages of obtaining formal technical qualifications. As such, they are well worth engineers’ striving for.

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Sep 15, 2018

Professional Registration Engineering Council: The Engineering Council

Professional Registration Engineering Council: 36 institutions are licensing bodies of the ECUK. It regulates the engineering profession and maintains standards, particularly in competence and ethics.

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Sep 15, 2018

Engineering Career Routes - Academic and Vocational Paths

Engineering Career Routes: There are broadly speaking, academic and vocational routes to a fulfilling engineering career. They are both valid and valuable, and badly needed by industry.

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Sep 13, 2018

Review of 'How to find your Ideal Engineering Job' by Mark Lynch

This is a sensible and practical guide for success at every step of job hunting. Highly accessible, it effectively motivates and informs in an excellently

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Sep 13, 2018

Review of 'Successfully Managing your Engineering Career' by Mark Lynch

Clear, engaging, informative, fabulously rich. An effective way to get motivated, get organised and get informed for the career you want to lead. As a

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Sep 09, 2018

Salaries and Engineer Shortage

Salaries and Engineer Shortage: How Engineers Can Earn More

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Sep 09, 2018

Technical Qualifications Benefits: Personal and Business Advantages

Technical Qualifications Benefits: There are a number of distinct personal and business advantages of obtaining formal technical qualifications. As such, they are well worth engineers’ striving for.

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Sep 05, 2018

3D Printing Manufacturing Methods Techniques, Processes, Technologies

3D Printing Manufacturing Methods: There has been a lot reported about 3D Printing, both within industry and in the media. Let’s separate the hype from what’s useful to engineers and manufacturers.

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Aug 29, 2018

Lean Manufacturing Outsourcing: Make or Buy? Broader Considerations

Lean Manufacturing Outsourcing: Should I make or should I buy? It’s a common question manufacturers routinely have to grapple with. It’s a decision of significant importance to remain competitive.

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Aug 29, 2018

Make or Buy? Outsourcing Considerations for Small Manufacturers

Make or Buy: Should I make or should I buy? It’s a common question manufacturers routinely have to grapple with. It’s a decision of significant importance if they are to remain competitive.

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Aug 26, 2018

Development Processes and Procedures: Best Performing Manufacturers 4:

Development Processes and Procedures: What the Best Performing Manufacturers Do - 4: Simple processes and procedures, working to a plan, managing risks, project management

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Aug 26, 2018

Strong Communication: What the Best Performing Manufacturers Do 3:

Strong Communication: What the Best Performing Manufacturers Do - 3: process visibility, relevance to all business teams, how to move at pace

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Aug 26, 2018

Cross-Functional Team: What the Best Performing Manufacturers Do 2

Cross-Functional Team: What the Best Performing Manufacturers Do - 2: Approval gates and reviews, resourcing, access to facilities and tools

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